MIAMI, Sept. 18, 2019 – On National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), Tuesday, Sept. 24, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) eight campuses will once again host voter registration events to encourage students and the community to sign up to vote with entertainment, games and refreshments. Events are free and open to the public.
Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they haven’t updated their registration, aren’t sure how to register, or missed an important registration deadline. Established in 2012, NVRD is a day of civic unity and an opportunity to set aside differences and celebrate democracy, as well as the rights and opportunities shared by all Americans.
MDC has participated in NVRD every year since its inception. In recognition of the college’s sustained commitment to non-partisan voter engagement, MDC earned the Voter Friendly Campus designation through Campus Vote Project and NASPA in 2018.
An early voting location in the last midterm elections, MDC has been confirmed to host two early voting sites during the 2020 presidential primary elections. In 2018, the College held early voting sites at North and Kendall campuses with a highly successful turnout. Thanks to the hard work of students, faculty and staff, MDC had the most on-site early votes cast among higher education institutions in Florida.
Partners for this year’s event include Engage Miami, the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP), the Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF), the League of Women Voters (LWV), Univision, Catholic Legal Services, the Florida Immigrant Coalition, and Campus Vote Project (CVP).
Hours and locations for each of the NVRD events to be held at MDC are listed below and complete details and contact information can be found at www.mdc.edu/vote:
Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center
6300 N.W. Seventh Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33150
Voter registration: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., with Engage Miami at First Floor Courtyard
Eduardo J. Padrón Campus
627 SW 27 Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33135
Voter Registration: Starting at 9 a.m., Bldg. 6, Breezeway, voter registration station and “I’m registered to vote” celebration picture post and hashtag campaign.
NVRD activities: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Bldg. 6, Breezeway. iCED, with assistance from Engage Miami, Catholic Legal Services, Student Life, and CEEP will host a Voter Engagement Fair with voter registration, info on how to know your elected officials, and how to become a US citizen, as well as how to use the Civic Action Scorecard.
1776 W. 49 St.
Hialeah, Fl. 33012
Voter registration: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Student Services Lobby; NVRD activities: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., voter engagement activities, games, and information in the Student Services Lobby. Hosted by iCED, Student Life, Engage Miami, CEEP, and the League of Women Voters.
500 College Terr.
Homestead, Fl. 33030
Voter registration and voter education activities: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Student Life Patio.
11011 S.W. 104 St.
Miami, Fl. 33176
Voter Registration: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., iCED office (Room 8201);
NVRD event: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Fred Shaw Plaza, CarniVOTE event hosted by iCED, Student Life, the Andrew Goodman Foundation, and Engage Miami offering an array of activities to help students register and be election-ready.
950 N.W. 20 St.
Miami, Fl. 33127
Voter registration: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Engage Miami will be registering voters at the campus Atrium.
11380 N.W. 27 Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33167
Voter registration: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Bldg. 1, first floor, near the office of Financial Aid;
NVRD events: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bldg. 4 Breezeway, activities with Engage Miami, the Andrew Goodman Foundation student ambassadors and CEEP; Community Involvement Expo hosted by MDC’s Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED); noon – 1 p.m., MJ Taylor Lounge, Room 4207, presentation by Dexter Gunder from the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition.
3800 N.W. 115 Ave.
Doral, Fl. 33178
NVRD activities: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Pathway to Citizenship information session from the Florida Immigrant Coalition; CarniVOTE event hosted by Student Life and iCED to encourage students to become election ready through fun-filled activities and resources. All activities will be held at the Garage Plaza. Event will include a live broadcast with Univision.
300 N.E. Second Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33132
Voter registration: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., iCED office (Room 3410); NVRD event: 11:15 a.m.– 12 p.m. (Room 7128), Voter Education Session with Engage Miami and the Florida Immigrant Coalition to discuss the importance of voting, how elections impact daily life, why it is important to know elected officials, and getting involved even if you are not a citizen yet; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Bldg. 2 Breezeway, Vote Fest event in conjunction with Student Life, Engage Miami, the Florida Immigrant Coalition, the Andrew Goodman Foundation and iCED. Activities include voter education, games, trivia contests, music and a photo booth.
For more information, please contact Josh Young, 305-237-7477 or firstname.lastname@example.org